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13 Jan 2020
Lukashenko: Belarusian people can handle everything Lukashenko: Belarusian people can handle everything
“The most important thing is to maintain momentum and to stick to our course. There are many of us, but Belarus is only one. This simple truth underpins the sovereignty and independence of the country,” the president said...
9 Jan 2020
Lukashenko points out deep roots of Belarusian statehood Lukashenko points out deep roots of Belarusian statehood
The head of state noted that Belarusians see themselves as part of the vast world and are connected by thousands of economic, cultural, diplomatic, and family ties with other countries and peoples. “We are open to friendship and mutually beneficial cooperation, but our traditional socially oriented way of life is unshakable"...
9 Jan 2020
Belarus president presents Spiritual Revival awards Belarus president presents Spiritual Revival awards
The ceremony took place in the Palace of the Republic. An exhibition featuring accomplishments and creative works of the laureates was arranged in the palace the same evening...
8 Jan 2020
Recipients of Belarusian president’s award in art and culture 2019 announced Recipients of Belarusian president’s award in art and culture 2019 announced
Five Spiritual Revival awards will be bestowed upon groups of workers and representatives of religious associations for their humanitarian activities in 2019...
8 Jan 2020
Belarus, EU sign visa facilitation agreement, readmission agreement Belarus, EU sign visa facilitation agreement, readmission agreement
The ceremony took place in Brussels, Belgium. The agreements were signed by Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei, Croatian Internal Affairs Minister, Deputy Prime Minister Davor Bozinovic (Croatia presides over the European Council now), and European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson...
8 Jan 2020
Belarus President’s Team win Christmas ice hockey tournament Belarus President’s Team win Christmas ice hockey tournament
The Belarus president team has captured the 13th title of the Christmas international tournament (2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019). Team Russia is a three-time champion (2007, 2011 and 2015)...
8 Jan 2020
Lukashenko attends Christmas church service at Saint Elisabeth Convent in Minsk Lukashenko attends Christmas church service at Saint Elisabeth Convent in Minsk
The president addressed the attendees and all those who celebrate Christmas. “It is a good and serene holiday that fills our hearts with faith, hope, love and kindness. I believe that this church, this shrine we are in, is the embodiment of all this”...
4 Jan 2020
Lukashenko: Belarus, Latvia will be one of best hosts in history of IIHF world championships Lukashenko: Belarus, Latvia will be one of best hosts in history of IIHF world championships
Belarus and Latvia will be one of the best hosts in the history of the world ice hockey championships in 2021, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with President of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Rene Fasel in Minsk on 4 January...
4 Jan 2020
Lukashenko wishes Merry Christmas to Eastern Orthodox Christians Lukashenko wishes Merry Christmas to Eastern Orthodox Christians
Dear friends, I cordially wish you strong health, optimism and wellbeing. May the miracle of Christmas support you throughout the year and fill your homes with faith, hope and love...
3 Jan 2020
Christmas amateur ice hockey tournament in Minsk declared open Christmas amateur ice hockey tournament in Minsk declared open
“In these New Year day, during this festive season Minsk is literally living and breathing by star hockey. The International Christmas Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament for the Prize of the President of Belarus has brought us here again. This event of faithful knights of the people's ice game has long been dubbed as the unofficial amateur world championship”...
3 Jan 2020
Minsk hosting Christmas Ice Hockey Tournament Minsk hosting Christmas Ice Hockey Tournament
Competing will be 12 teams divided into four preliminary groups. Group A will feature Belarus, IIHF Team, and the United States. Group B will comprise China, the UAE, and Balkans Team; Group C – Ukraine, Switzerland, and Finland, Group D – Baltics Team, Germany and Russia...
1 Jan 2020
Lukashenko wishes Happy New Year to Belarusians Lukashenko wishes Happy New Year to Belarusians
Let 2020 be a year of successes and achievements, fulfillment of dreams and ambitious plans for the sake of peace and prosperity of our country!
31 Dec 2019
Lukashenko sends New Year greetings to foreign leaders Lukashenko sends New Year greetings to foreign leaders
The Belarusian head of state also receives many New Year greetings from foreign leaders and heads of international organizations and other famous people...
30 Dec 2019
Lukashenko attends Vienna Ball in Minsk Lukashenko attends Vienna Ball in Minsk
The Vienna ball is part of the world’s intangible cultural heritage. The ball in Minsk was held in line with long-standing traditions of classic Viennese balls...
27 Dec 2019
Lukashenko: Best traditions of Belarusians continue in good deeds Lukashenko: Best traditions of Belarusians continue in good deeds
“It is important for me, the president, to do everything to bring into every child's life magic in the form of sincere attention and cordiality, unexpected gifts, pleasant meetings with kind-hearted and receptive people. This is the way our event should be”...
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